Origami Heaven

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The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


The Wind Wheel
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the cut and fold origami design known as the Wind Wheel. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


The earliest appearance of this design that I have been able to find is in 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' by E Barth and W Niederley was first published in Bielefeld and Leipzig. The foreword is dated October 1876.